The Cafetorium is P.S. 38's lunchroom. As Nate described how horrible the food is, he eventually began to bring his own lunch.


Big Nate In A Class By Himself

In "Big Nate in a Class by Himself," Nate, Teddy, and Francis join Chad. Nate sees a World Record Book that Chad is holding. He searches for a record, finds it, and does it, but fails due to Principal Nichols ruining the event; as a result, Nate is given a detention.

Big Nate Flips Out

In this book, Nate finds Randy Betancourt kicking Francis in the butt. As a result, Nate charges into Randy to fight, only to notice Mrs. Czerwiczki grabbing him. Nate gets detention again for that.


The P.S. 38 School Cafetorium seems like other Cafeterias, but a bit bigger. No color has ever been shown. Nate describes it as "A disgusting place".


  • The Cafetorium was seen in many "Big Nate" comics.
  • It was also seen in all of the Big Nate books.

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